Advanced Practitioner - Safeguarding Team

Location Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Job type Permanent
Salary £39782 - £42683 per annum, +£5000 welcome payment & £2000 in year two.
Contact Jenifer Watts
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Sanctuary Social Care is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Social Work Advanced Practitioner to work full-time within a Safeguarding Team based in Cirencester. The ideal candidates will possess highly developed specialist knowledge of social work practice and be registered with the HCPC.

The salary for this permanent Advanced Practitioner job is from £39,782 - £42,683 per annum plus £5000 Welcome payment and £2000 in year two.

The Advanced Practitioners have a small caseload and their primary function is to ensure the social workers practise in the team is best practise and ensuring people know what they are doing.


  • Provide high level and professional clinical social work expertise to improve the outcomes for children, young people and their families through evidenced based practice within HCPC standards.

  • Work alongside the principle social worker to ensure that student social workers receive the best possible support and supervision during their placements.

  • Take the lead role in the professional development of social workers and other practitioners through mentoring, coaching, and advice.

  • Be responsible for completing case audits ensuring that social work practice is continuously improved.

  • Manage a small varied caseload to support children and young people with complex and challenging needs.

  • To undertake direct work with children, young people and families in order to manage risk and achieve the sustained and positive outcomes identified in assessments and plans.

  • Lead group reflective supervision to ensure that practice is continuously improved with a view of modelling best practice and ensuring good outcomes.

  • Work closely with the principal social worker to ensure that local training needs are met and evaluated for its impact, on an individual and team basis which is linked to the performance development reviews and supervision.

Requirements of the Advanced Practitioner:

  • Degree or equivalent in social work

  • Current HCPC registration

  • A minimum of 2 years post qualifying UK experience

  • Recognised and relevant professional qualification e.g. DipSW, CQSW, CSS.

  • Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)


This Advanced Practitioner job is advertised by Jenifer Watts; if you are interested in this position, please click above to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.

Reasonable Adjustments:

If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.